22 for FIM CAC

By our Media Team

The 22man squad that include, Miguel Katende, Liam Ntale, Jonathan Katende, Zion Wekesa, Ramathan Mubiru, Larry Ssekamwa (50cc), Gift Ssebuguzi, Abigail Mwangala (65cc), Jeremiah Mawanda, Milton Akaki, Mark Namisano, Waleed Omar, and Esther Mwangala (85cc). left today to nairobi for the FIM central Africa Motocross Championship.

Team captain Maxime Van Pee is worried Kenya may over turn the 1143 point lead and reclaim this year’s title.

What he expected early this year  is what he is seeing today as his team departs to  Kenya for the Second Round of the  FIM Central Africa Motocross Championship (FIM CAC).

According to the squad released for the FIM assignment, top riders including the Orland brothers Stav, Aviv and Alon, Daryl Muhindo, Jonathan Muhindo, Kreidah Nsubuga, William Blick Jr, Malcom Lubega, Emanuel Lubega and Markus Lubega will be missing in action.

The team skipper competing in the MX1 class draws his fears from the number of riders that form team Uganda that will battle Kenya in the second round of the FIM CAC on Saturday and Sunday at Jamhuri Racing track in Nairobi Kenya.

“We have a strong squad, but we are less in numbers compared to our host who is fielding over 40 riders scoring and may over turn our point difference,” Maxime said while addressing the media at the flag off of the team of 22riders at National council of sports yesterday.

Uganda convincingly won the first round at Busiika with 1395points against 252 for Kenya.Maxime added that those riders missing has created a big dent to the team, but they will do their best to defend the title won for the last six years.

The others are Fortune Ssentamu ,Ali Omar, Wazir Omar, Joshua Mwangala, Kylan Wekesa, (125cc), Isma Mukiibi, Shafiq Ssekitoleko ( MX2), Maxime Van Pee (MX1) and Juncture Sserugunda (Veterans).

The will travel via Uganda airlines in two groups with second group leaving today while the first group left yesterday.

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Rajiv draws first blood

Rajiv draws first blood  

By Barbra Namanyi

Rajiv Ruparelia put up a spirted fight to draw first blood by winning day one of the MOSAC Rally in Nakaseke district.

Rajiv with Fitidis , Kateete and Hassan Alwi

Rajiv Navigated by Enock Olinga in a Volks Wagen Polo posted a total time loss of 16.12 minutes to beat the stiff opposition from Omar Mayanja (17.25), Yasin Nasser (17.27), Ronald Ssebuguzi 17.40 and Arthur Blick Jr 18.16 in second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.

“Day one has gone on well and we are waiting to see what we can do tomorrow. The car is moving and we hope to stay focused,” Rajiv said after day one.

Meanwhile drivers boycotted driving the second run of the Super special stage citing poor roads.

Dr. Muhamad ashraf in action during Day one of MOSAC Rally.

“We are here to drive cars for our fans but not to break them. We are not going to drive the second run,” Hussein Mukuye who is Omar Mayanja’s navigator said.

Crews will tomorrow on Sunday tackle the competitive stages that are a mix of rocky, rough and smooth areas of the event that decides the champions in the three calendar categories.

The stages include Nsaka (21.3kms), Kyamutakasa (30kms), Industrial Park (2.45kms), repeat Kaddunda and Kyamutakasa (30kms) and end the rally with a repeat of the Industrial Park stage.

Francis Omo dropped out of the event together with christakis Fitidis but the latter will tomorrow drive the super rally.

We are going for it –Yasin

We are going for it –Yasin

By our team

NRC title contender’s standings

Yasin Nasser 415points

Arthur Blick Jr 385

 CRC standings

Rajiv Ruparelia 40

Ibrahim Lubega 39

Peter Businge 35

Najib Ssempijja 23

2WD category

Fred Ssenkumba 67

Sam Watendwa 65

Sadat Negomba 58

The 2019 National Rally championship (NRC) reaches its conclusion this weekend in what promises to be a grueling Day –two of the MOSAC rally in Nakaseke district.

Crews are out to tackle the competitive stages that are a mix of rocky, rough and smooth areas of the event that decides the champions in the three calendar categories.

The stages include Nsaka (21.3kms), Kyamutakasa (30kms), Industrial Park (2.45kms), repeat Kaddunda and Kyamutakasa (30kms) and end the rally with a repeat of the Industrial Park stage.

With a 30-point gap separating title contenders Yasin Nasser and Arthur Blick Jr, in the elite category (NRC), both crews are talking big with each promising to attack right from the start to avoid the mathematics that may come at the end of the day.

“There is complicated mathematics. It is just one plus one, meaning that if I do not win, I to finish second,” table leader Yasin Nasser stated after scrutineering.

 “To be specific to you, we are going flat-out because if we do not win we have to finish behind Blick. That is why I told you that its one plus one formula,” the MOIL Fueled driver added.

 Yasin Navigated by Ali Katumba in a Subaru GVB are 415 points, 30 ahead of Blick navigated by George Ssemakula in a Mitsubishi Evo10.

On the other hand, Blick is also spitting fire and he said,” It is only the car that will let us down, but we are going to attack aggressively.”

Rajiv, Lubega fight for CRC

Despite an inferior machine, Ibrahim Lubega in a Subaru Impreza has promised rival Rajiv Ruparelia a run for his money in the battle for Club man rally championship (CRC).

With a point gap separating the two, the winner of today rally will be crowned champion. However, Oryx fueled Peter Businge and Najib Ssempijja with 35 and 23 points respectively will come in the title race if the top two drops out.

Dr.Ashraf Ali in action during the super special stage. Kinthan Images

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Dr. Ashraf still strong

By our reporter

The month of October has had several celebrations.in the motorsport discipline.

Dr. Ashraf in acxtion in Hoima. PHOTO BY Virgin Images

It started with the FMU –Enduro Club Ambulance sprint that saw Arthur blick Jr emerge the winner of the day, Desh Kananura of DRT excited the fans with his monster buggy, while Rajiv Ruparelia experienced his first roll in Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 10.

The successful armed forces motocross left a Legacy as sh100m was handed over to the Chief of defence forces by Uganda motocross club (UMX), a record that is set on the continent for not just civilians but a sports body to aid a government institution.

All these are achievements, but the highlight of the month was Dr.Ahmed Ashraf return to the Podium in the Total Kabalega Rally in Hoima.

He beat all the critics who have been claiming that is the slowest rally driver.

The 2008 National rally champion also assured top crews that it is just the beginning,” the politics is stopped and the times are perfect like it was in the Kabalega rally, I will be a regular on the podium.”

Blick in Red congraculates Dr. Ashraf in Blue. Virgin Images

Other people who achieved,

Wazir Omar in yellow casing Emmanuel During the Enduro Campionship. PHOTO BY JOHNSOn WERE

Rajiv Ruparelia

–    Won CRC category in Kabalega Hoima Rally.

–    Won Kalangala Autocross event.

–    Out competed big guys in Hoima by winning 3 sections in the event.

Arthur Blick Jr.

– Won NRC category in Kabalega Hoima Rally given a poor start in day one. It was his second consecutive win which helped him take the title to wire.

–  Won the FMU Ambulance fundraising Sprint in Garuga and extended the lead on sprint championship with 72 points.

Yassin Nasser

Arthur Blick Jr in action in the Total Kabalega Rally . Virgin Images

– Put up the right strategies to keep him in lead for NRC title this year. Cruising the Subaru GVB, showed that rally is neither experience nor machine but it’s all about the drivers’ heart.

Wazir Omar:

Yassin Nasser in action during the Total Kabalega Rally -Virgin Images

-Sealed the national Motocross MX125 cc championship trophy and also emerged the 2019 Enduro overall champion after finishing second in the Kalangala Enduro championship.

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Motocross battles on

By Kasule Mubarak

It will be an action packed grueling day as riders battle it out for top Honours in the final round of the mountain Dew National Motocross championship at Victoria race track, Garuga on November,24 2019.

Former national team captain Arthur Blick Jr was optimistic that fans will get value for their money especially in the Junior classes.

Miguel Katende negotiates a corner in the second Round of the Motocross Championship He won it. PHOTO BY JOHNSON WERE

” We won’t see much in the MX 1 and MX 2 categories, but we expect a lot of action in the 50peewee, 50, 65, 85, and 125 CC categories,” Blick stated.

He also added that riders will face a tough challenge on the newly designed track which will entertain fans.

The track was redesigned about three weeks ago by Germany expert Jurgen Kuppers.

The changes are geared at helping riders get a new feel of the technical aspects as they eye the 2020 FIM Nations of Africa Motocross Championship to be hosted in Uganda.

Elizabeth Mutamiliza , the Mountain Dew brand manager assured motocross of their commitment to the sport.

” We have set aside sh100,000 for a winner in each class and this we will continue as long as we stay partners to this sport for many more years to come ” Mutamuliza added,

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Rally fight head to Kalangala

It will aback be braking race asRajiv Ruparelia takes on Jonas Kansiime in the fight for the National Autocross Championship in Kalangala today.

Rajiv navigated by Enock Olinga in a Volkswagen Polo is morale boosted by the recent clubman rally championship (CRC) victory in the recent Total Kabalega rally in Hoima.

“Yes we are in Kalangala. Every event we drive counts on our experience and would be good preparation for us a head of the final rally event next month,” Rajiv stated.

Meanwhile youngster Wazir Omar get on the track in the final round of the National Enduro Championship with his sight set on the Enduro title.

Moses Wakasa l in a Range Rover 110 during the national 4×4 championship in Sisa Zion Estate in Wakiso district. PHOTO BY JOHNSON WERE

The 14-yaer old leads the championship with 32, one a head of Cymon Charley while his brother Waleed Omar and Ali Omar are in third and fourth positions respectively.

Hassan Alwi in a toyota FJ during the national 4×4 championship in Sisa Zion Estate in Wakiso district. PHOTO BY JOHNSON WERE

“I know it is going to be a tough event because his brothers are in exams and will miss the event, but his ready for it,” His father Ali Omar Snr said.

Enduro championship standings

Wazir Omar -32

Cymon Charley 31

Waleed Omar 30

Ali Omar 20

Dr. Gerald Kalanzi 15

Autocross top 5 category:

Jonas Kansiime -22

Rajiv Ruparelia–18

Ronald Ssebuguzi 17

Edson Mungereza 11

Andy Musoke 8

 4×4 category

Peter Wakhasa 20

Yasin Omar 8

Sandra Mugambwa 8

Michael Waswa 7

Vicent Acidri 7

Details in daily New Vision

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